The Barter Players
Barter Theatre, located in Abingdon, Virginia, opened on June 10, 1933, making it the nation’s longest running professional theatre. In 1946, Barter Theatre was designated as the State Theatre of Virginia. Today, Barter is one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Many well-known stars of stage, screen, and television have performed early in their careers at Barter, including Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, and Ned Beatty. The Barter Players perform at Barter Theatre in Abingdon each April through December. Then, during January, February, and March, the Players go on tour, performing at schools all over the Eastern seaboard. In Tarboro, the Players will perform Great Expectations (based on the novel by Charles Dickens) for the general public. They will also perform The Ugly Duckling for area kindergarten and first grade students earlier in the day.
Sponsored by Furman Mathewson Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Reserved seating tickets available to the general public Monday, October 10.